Ridiculously Oversized Every Day Objects

Have you read Gulliver’s Travels before? Today, we’re going to make you feel like one of the Lilliputians, with this list of huge, no wait, ridiculously over sized every day outdoor objects. These are things modeled after common every day items – just a lot bigger.

These heavy-duty “models” are the center of attention wherever they lie. Some of these overdone outdoor objects are not just impressive to look at, but also serve some very practical purposes. For example, the giant comb in Virginia, United States works as a bike rack.

So let’s jump right in and let the following ridiculously oversized every day objects blow our minds!

The World’s Largest Deckchair by Stuart Murdoch. Located on Bournemouth beach in Great Britain, this giant deckchair is 8.5 meters tall and 5.5 meters wide, which makes it even larger than a double-decker bus! It was constructed using 5,016 egg boxes, and weighs nearly 6 tons.

Giant Light Bulb by Sarah Olaerts. A giant dimmable LED lamp that is shaped like an incandescent light bulb. It is 4.5 feet long and made of polyethylene. It even has a remote control.

Step Inside a Creative Mind by Prodigium. Located in Croatia, this dome is designed to look like the head of a person wearing Ray Ban-inspired glasses. On the inside, it exhibits lots of creative fashion-related works.

Giant Comb Bike Rack by Knowho w Shop LA. Shaped like a giant comb, but works as a bike rack. It weighs more than 400 pounds, and is made of Mangaris and powder-coated steel.

“Bad Dog” by Richard Jackson. Located just outside the Orange County Museum of Art and standing 24 feet tall, this giant urinating dog statue is sure to attract the attention of any passer-by. Bad dog!

Giant Yellow Teddy Bear by Urs Fischer. This giant teddy bear was on display in New York back in 2011. It was made of bronze, weighed 35,000 pounds, and stood 23 feet tall.

Spiral of the Galaxy by Marc Quinn. This giant sea shell sculpture was displayed in the vicinity of Chatsworth House, England as part of the Sotheby’s Beyond Limit’s sculpture exhibition on September 5, 2013.

Guns by David Černý. Czech artist David Černý came up with this installation in an effort to convey the message that violence frequently leads into a deadlock and brings no benefit to anyone.

“Remind” Giant Message in a Bottle by Vibeke Nørgaard Rønsbo. Selected to be part of the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition, this is a really romantic and movie-esque sculpture of a bottle containing a beautifully written message.

Large LEGO Sculptures by Access Agency. This huge R2D2 sculpture-cum-gateway is just one of the several large LEGO sculptures created by Access Agency. Also included in the series are Darth Vader and The Smurfs.

Planet by Marc Quinn. Marc Quinn designed this huge sculpture of his then 7 month-old son. Located in Singapore, this sculpture measures more than 10 meters in length and weighs 7 tons.

Pentateuque by Fabien Mérelle. The 5-meter-tall artwork ‘Pentateuque’ brings to life the fantastical and seemingly impossible act of an average man (a cast of the artist himself) balancing a gigantic elephant. It is found in Statue Square, Hong Kong.

Metalmorphosis by David Černý. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, this is a really cool and unique sculpture as it’s made of sliced steel plate layers that can rotate in different directions. It stands 30 feet tall and weighs 14 tons.

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture by J. Seward Johnson. This is a 26 foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in her iconic pose from a 1955 movie, The Seven Year Itch. Originally located in Chicago, it was later moved to southern California in summer 2012.

Big Rig Jig by Mike Ross. This gravity-defying sculpture came from the idea of turning discarded objects into works of art. It stands 50 feet tall, weighs 25 tons, and most importantly, is made using a couple of repurposed 18-wheeler tanker trucks.

Badminton Shuttlecock. Never thought it can be used this way. (Image Source: Neal1960)

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Basket Building. Looks exactly like a basket, except that it’s not used to carry sandwiches, but to house humans. (Image Source: Hassle Glad)

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Big Yellow Rabbit. Probably a toy I can’t afford or keep; it’s 13 meters high. (Image Source: Florentijn Hofman)

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Cleaning. I don’t mind the cleaning, but I probably won’t sit beside the broom, judging from its placement. (Image Source: Phase 1-0 Design)

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Cloth Clip. Fantastic details and that’s gotta hurt, for sure! (Image Source: mmarsupilami)

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The Uncomfortable Design

At first glance, you might not think twice about a pot with two handles or a chair with a curved seat. But if you actually imagine using any of these products, you may find yourself laughing at the impracticality of it all. Created by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani. The Uncomfortable is an ongoing series of useless and “deliberately inconvenient” everyday objects.

KK decided to create and design for all the wrong reasons. Vindictive and nasty? Or a helpful study of everyday objects?
The goal is to re- design useful objects making them uncomfortable but usable and maintain the semiotics of the original item.

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Illustrations That Are Smaller than a Penny

With incredible precision, California-based artist Sam Larso produces tiny illustrations that are no larger than a penny. To prove it, he places a penny right next to the drawings and documents them on Instagram.

In the images, Larson manages to include great details, color, and shading that require close inspection to fully appreciate. His variety of scenes feature mountains, rivers, bison, cowboys, and many Western styles. “I gather my inspiration from the American West,” he says. “I like to get out into the mountains and desert whenever possible.”

In 2013, Larson picked up a pen after a 5-year break from creating his artwork. He found inspiration by posting a nightly drawing to his Instagram account, @samlarson, stating that, “It was an exercise that held me accountable, and the encouragement helped keep me going.”

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Unexpected Products Extension

Famous brands are recognized for their flagship products, but would their brand shine on other products? Like if Crocs actually developed an umbrella. Would it be legit? I guess not. Realizing how fun and crazy the idea could be, Ilya Kalimulin and other designers used their skills and creativity to photoshop unexpected, somehow ironic products from well-known brands, and they’re showcased in this post. Have fun and let us know which one made you smile!

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lipton cigarette

m&m's bullet


tic tac bomb

 

mcdonald's macbook

 

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kaspersky insect killer

Russian Artist Teases Our Brains With "Unexpected Products"

adobe skincare master collection

 

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heineken fire extinguisher

ikea piano

Russian Artist Teases Our Brains With "Unexpected Products"

Stunning Geometric Portraits

There’s been some gorgeous geometric patterns in design lately, with each one putting their own unique spin on the method. Here, illustrator Alexander Walker has created a series of geometric portraits that use the pattern work to gorgeous effect. Including the likes of Walter White, Dr. Who and The Rock, the portraits look like they could be made from stained glass thanks to his beautiful technique.

“My inspirations come from creating something out of just lines, just simple shapes. Almost like nodes that connect to each other but they make up the whole image. In a way, it’s like we are all made of the same stuff, you know like flesh and blood, and it’s the same idea only with shapes,” ponders Walker.

“It’s more like ‘constructing’ than it is designing, starting with one line and spreading out from there like electricity. The colors and texture come about just out of feeling. Using the background as a part of the character, for example, space for Mulder, ferns for Ian Malcolm, is something I’m just on the edge on, so it’s becoming a project more about identity.” Geometric shapes and gorgeous colors come together for this inspiring illustrated celebrity portrait series.

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Awesome Line Of Prints Using Quotations

Toronto based designer Ryan McArthur has created this awesome line of prints using quotations from some of the most brilliant minds. He illustrates each of his simple, clean designs by hand then manually traces each line converting it to a vector graphic to scale and manipulate. Next, he adds in the speech bubble graphic of the author’s name along with the quote itself, and voila!

Sometimes an inspirational quote just isn’t quite as inspirational as it should be unless there’s a visual component. Ryan McArthur turned meaningful quotes into really cool posters that catch the eye and illustrate each person’s meaning. ‘MacArthur creates his simple, mostly monochromatic works by hand, illustrating with pen and ink and then digitally rendering the results’.

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Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater

For years, Alix Martinez has shot portraits of children not on dry land but submerged under water. With the help of some highly creative kids, she comes up with fun and imaginative scenes of little ones playing almost every sport imaginable – like golf, football, and tennis. Most of these photos could even be categorized as fine art – like the one of the two dapperly dressed children enjoying a cup of tea or the haunting image of the two Catholic girls holding hands and twirling in the water.

“I have always loved photographs that display ripples and reflections. There’s something magical and beautiful when water is photographed. Since I am a children’s photographer, I am always trying to come up with ideas to photograph them in a unique way.”

Of course, shooting underwater comes with its own set of challenges. As Martinez explains, “Underwater photography can be quite difficult especially with little subjects. The first time I almost drowned because I saw a shot I did not want to miss, but It is so rewarding when you look at your images. When I started, I could only hold my breath for 25 seconds and now I feel like a marine going under for 2 minutes.”

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Creative Mom Turns Nap Time into an Adventure

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has tried to answer this question by sharing the adventurous dramas that her child Wengenn dreams of during his sleep.

“Photography has always been my hobby. At first my interest was on natural scenery, but after the birth of my first child in 2002, my attention shifted to my precious little baby. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share with the readers not only the pictures I have taken, but more importantly, the inexpressible love, joy and pride as a mother while creating this special album for my son Wengenn.”

Combining artistry and imagination with photography, Queenie has created captivating photos using plain cloths, stuffed animals, and other common household materials to create the background setting.

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Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft

London-based Lobulo Design (who is actually just a single designer who goes by Lobulo) creates wonderful, vibrant designs using paper. From pop culture to anatomy and the natural world it seems like nothing is off limits. Lobulo realized it would be higher when the accompanying his mother to the grocery store did he choose the cereal box drawings rather than what was inside . True to it he ended up studying graphic design advertising , where he learned that  he could do more with a computer to play solitaire.

Over 10 years of professional experience in advertising agencies and design studios in Barcelona, ​​along with collaborations of various kinds , it have given him to fill the street and a few hard drives with his designs, artwork applied to the design , publishing projects or new product concepts … big or small, serious or lighthearted , but all designed to convey feelings and always say something.

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Back To Their Best – Gerardo Heshiki – SCULPTING

Gerardo Heshiki  is from Peru. Designing, sculpting and illustration is his passion. Gerardo says, “Constant search the interior is what inspires me, check in each and bring the outside world dreams are that which leads to go and try again.”

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